With global warming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face the risk of being further disadvantaged and dislocated from their traditional lands. Environmental groups are urging the government to create new partnerships with indigenous Australians in climate adaptation and also to tap into indigenous knowledge of natural resource management.
The latest study on ocean pollution published in the journal Plos One exposes startling figures: 269,000 tonnes of plastic waste composed of more than 5000 billion particles of all sizes in all oceans of the planet. Fishing equipment and polystyrene are among the largest waste found.
The project of underwater oil drilling test center in deep sea, off the Levant island in Mediterranean Sea, has been suspended by the French department of Ecology and Sustainable Development.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.